March 13, Faith for Living
Today’s reading: Psalms 61-65
“Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge” - Psalm 62:8.
Faith is not an event; it’s a lifestyle. It’s not a parachute to be opened in an emergency, it is the oxygen of the soul that you are to breathe every day to sustain your existence in the Lord. There is saving faith — faith that you put in Christ to forgive your sins and restore your relationship with God — and then there is living faith — the faith you must exercise to receive anything from the Lord. Faith is natural for you and you use it everyday. When you drive across a bridge, for example, you have faith that it will remain intact and that the other cars will remain on their side of the road. Faith was both an Old and New Testament requirement, as you can read in Habakkuk 2:4, “Behold, as for the proud one, his soul is not right within him; but the righteous will live by his faith.” Is faith your lifestyle or something you resort to when you are in need? What evidence can you provide that it is your lifestyle? What are you believing God to do that if He doesn’t do it, you will look foolish?